Shirley Hellen Duez

June 30, 1944July 10, 2018

Mrs. Shirley Hellen Duez, age 74, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 10, after a lengthy illness. A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Duez will be on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Roselawn Funeral Home. Mrs. Duez, a resident of Decatur, AL for many years, was born June 30, 1944 in Indianapolis, IN but grew up in Pana, IL. She received her accounting degree at the University of IL. She was a principal field examiner for the National Credit Union Association. After retirement and moving to Decatur, she and her husband loved traveling, especially on cruise ships. She was a talented artist, and an avid reader. Mrs. Duez was preceded in death by her parents, William and Dorothy Ann Pottschmidt and her great-grandson, Xavier. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Robert Xavier Duez; her son, William Duez, two granddaughters: Jasmine Pittman and Raven Duez; 4 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Dorothy Boudell, Cindy Godzicki, and Patty Gustafson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting a donation be made to The American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, July 13, 2018

Shirley Hellen Duez

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Kim Miller King

August 9, 2018

The best memory I have of Shirley is when we worked together as credit union examiners. When she was undergoing cancer treatments I made arrangements to pick her up so she could ride with me. We are in the car driving alone, and I realize I had the seat warmers on. Shirley says, yes I was getting hot but didn't want to say anything because I thought I was sick lol. She was always a class act and the sweetest person ever. Bob was her constant companion. Rest well my friend. Bob always remember her smile.

Lisa Allen

July 17, 2018

So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. She was a wonderful lady who tolerated our invasion into her home. Prayers for her and for her family.

Carrie Cummins

July 17, 2018

I'm very sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. I always recall how patient she was with us when we overtook her house every weekend and ate you out of house and home.

My thoughts are with you all during this time. And a special hug to Bill, because I still miss seeing you.

Alice Gosztyla

July 12, 2018

I will miss Shirley very much, and I want to express my condolences to Bud and Bill and all of her family. I am sure that you are missing her and feeling lost right now. She was such a good natured, funny, and brave person. Shirley added a lot to this world, just by being herself. That is a rare and wonderful trait.

I know that there isn't any magic thing that I can say to comfort you right now, but please know that I am thinking of you, and that we are all missing one of our very best cousins. My guess is that she is looking down on you all with love.